Twenty Trades That Defined Boston Sports

Dan McConeCorrespondent IMay 30, 2009

Twenty Trades That Defined Boston Sports

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20. New England Patriots Trade the 16th Pick of the 1985 Draft to San Francisco for the 49ers 28th, 56th and 84th Overall Picks

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19. Boston Bruins Trade Joe Thornton to San Jose for Marco Sturm, Keith Primeau and Brad Stuart

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    ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 21:  Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks warms up against the Anaheim Ducks during Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on April 21, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (

18. Cincinnati Trades Corey Dillon to New England for 2004 2nd Round Pick

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    SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 14:  Runningback Corey Dillon #28 of the New England Patriots carries the ball against the San Diego Chargers during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game held at Qualcomm Stadium January 14, 2007 in San Diego, California. The Patriots defea

17. Boston Red Sox Trade Sparky Lyle to New York Yankees for Danny Cater and Mario Guerrero

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16. Oakland Raiders Trade Randy Moss to New England for a 2007 4th Round Pick

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    OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 14: Randy Moss #81 of the New England Patriots celeberates after scoring a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders during an NFL game on December 14, 2008 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed J

15. Colorado Avalanche Trades Brian Rolston, Sammy Pahlsson, Martin Grenier and a 1st Round Pick To Boston for Ray Bourque and Dave Andrychuk

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    9 Jun 2001:  Ray Bourque #77 of the Colorado Avalanche lifts the Stanley Cup after they defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-1 in game seven of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.  The Avalanche take the series 4-3.  DIGITAL IMAGE.

14. Boston Celtics sends the No. 5 Pick in the 2008 Draft, Wally Sczcerbiak and Delonte West to Boston for Ray Allen and the #35 Pick

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    BOSTON - MAY 12:  Ray Allen #20 of the Boston Celtics celebrates his three point shot to give them the lead over the Orlando Magic in the final minutes in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden M

13. Boston Celtics sends Ryan Gomes, Al Jefferson, Gerald Green, Sebastian Telfair, Theo Ratliff and a 2009 1st Round Pick to Minnesota for Kevin Garnett

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    BOSTON - DECEMBER 05:  Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics celebrates a call against the Portland Trail Blazers on December 5, 2008 at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the Trail Blazers 93-78.  NOTE TO USER: User expre

12. Boston Bruins Trade Barry Pederson to Vancouver for Cam Neely and a 1st Round Draft Pick

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11. Boston Celtics Trade Rick Robey and Draft Picks to Phoenix for Dennis Johnson

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    1987:  Guard Dennis Johnson of the Boston Celtics moves the ball during a game against the Golden State Warriors at the Coliseum Arena in Oakland, California. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule Jr.  /Allsport

10. Houston Astros Trade Larry Anderson to Boston for Jeff Bagwell

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    SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 21:  Jeff Bagwell #5 of the Houston Astros hits a solo home run in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at SBC Park on September 21, 2004 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

9. Boston Celtics send Gerald Henderson to Seattle for a 1986 1st Round Pick

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8. Boston Red Sox Trade Heathcliff Slocumb to Seattle for Derek Lowe and Jason Varitek

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    OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 6:  Derek Lowe #32 of the Boston Red Sox jumps into the arms of Jason Varitek #33 after the victory over the Oakland A's in game 5 of the 2003 American League Divisional Series at the Network Associates Coliseum on October 6, 2003 in

7. Boston Red Sox Trade Jorge De La Rosa, Casey Fossum, Brandon Lyon and Michael Goss to Arizona for Curt Schilling

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    BOSTON - OCTOBER 20:  Starting pitcher Curt Schilling #38 of the Boston Red Sox smiles as he leaves the game after closing out the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians during Game Six of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on Oc

6. New England Patriots Trade Drew Bledsoe to Buffalo for a 2003 1st Round Pick

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5. Boston Bruins Trade Pit Martin, Jack Norris, and Gilles Marotte to Chicago for Phil Esposito, Ken Hodge and Fred Stanfield

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4. Boston Celtics Trade the No. 1 and No. 13 Pick in the 1980 NBA Draft Pick to Golden State for Robert Parish and the No. 3 Pick

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3. In a Four Way Trade, Boston Sends Nomar Garciaparra and Matt Murton to Chicago and Receives Orlando Cabrera from Montreal and Doug Mientkiewicz from Minnesota

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2. New York Yankees Send $125,000 Plus other cash considerations to Boston for Babe Ruth

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1. Boston Celtics Trade Ed MacCauley and the Draft rights to Cliff Hagan to the St. Louis Hawks for the No. 2 Pick in the 1956 Draft

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